Subject: General Tech | August 22, 2018 - 02:42 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Tagged: blockchain, blockchain tycoon, gaming, ridiculous
It has finally happened, the application of blockchains to everything under the sun has now grown to encompass a game, aptly called Blockchain Tycoon. In it, you virtually mine virtual currency, using that to purchase more systems to add to your mining power so that you can mine faster and buy more GPUs and so on and so on. From the playthrough Rock, Paper SHOTGUN tried, within 10 minutes you are dumping your GPUs for ASICs but sadly there is no mechanic to sell those GPUs to unsuspecting eBay shoppers to buy more ASICs or upgrade your HVAC.
In short the game sounds every bit as fun as actual cryptocurrency mining, except you don't actually lose your shirt when the market crashes ... again.
"This week, Fraser’s delving into the confusing world of cryptocurrencies in Blockchain Tycoon. What is a blockchain? Why are people mining them? Are there tiny digital pickaxes? A lot of questions need to be answered."
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